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Vegetable transport regulations from today

Jun 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade affairs will strictly enforce the regulations introduced to make plastic crates use compulsory for transporting vegetables from Monday (11th June 2012). The Ministry says that it has taken all the necessary measures to distribute plastic crates vegetable transporters. The law pertaining to the transport of 11 types […]



General Sarath Fonseka released

May 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka was released from the prison, after being granted a Presidential pardon. The Supreme Court on May 21 allowed the withdrawal of two pending appeals by Sarath Fonseka’s counsel. Court has granted approval for the withdrawal of the appeal on the ‘white flag’ case and the special appeal challenging the […]



Sarath Fonseka scheduled to be released shortly

May 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Gen.Sarath Fonseka has been brought to the Welikada Prison from the Supreme Court. He is scheduled to be released shortly. The Supreme Court today allowed the withdrawal of two pending appeals by Sarath Fonseka’s counsel. Court has granted approval for the withdrawal of the appeal on the ‘white flag’ case and the special appeal challenging […]



Gen. Sarath Fonseka to be released

May 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Sri Lanka’s president has promised to free jailed former army commander Gen. Sarath Fonseka and at the earliest opportunity, the ex-general’s wife Anoma Fonseka said Thursday. She said she met President Mahinda Rajapakse on Wednesday night and that he assured her that her husband would be freed as soon as possible. “I was promised that […]



Sarath Fonseka will be permitted to remain at Hospital until the verdict given

May 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

The Supreme Court ordered the Attorney General to inform the court before May 9 of her decision on whether former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka will be permitted to remain at the Nawaloka Hospital until the verdict on Fonseka’s bail petition is given. The order was given when the bail petition compiled by Sarath Fonseka was […]



India votes against Sri Lanka

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

India voted against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council by voting in favour of the US sponsored resolution on Lanka. Both the government and the LTTE have been accused of atrocities. Sri Lanka has rejected the resolution and has said today that the criticism at the level of the United Nations is […]



India to Back UN Resolution Against Sri Lanka

Mar 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Under US and domestic pressure, India’s prime minister says the country may back a United Nations resolution this week criticizing Sri Lanka for alleged human rights abuses. Human rights groups accuse Sri Lanka’s army of deliberately attacking tens of thousands of civilians in the final months of its decades-long struggle against Tamil separatist terrorists. Indian […]



Villagers set fire to houses over Kahawatte double murder

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

A local politician’s house was among three houses set on fire in Kahawatte by villagers who are suspicious that the politician’s brother was involved in the recent double murder. The politician’s brother was questioned and released earlier by the police, but was later taken into CID custody. The mother and daughter were murdered on January […]



Sri Lanka is ready to face UNHRC resolution

Mar 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

As Sri Lanka braces itself to face a possible resolution at the 19th United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions starting tomorrow in Geneva, major powers have already assured their support to shoot it down in view of the country’s domestic reconciliation process. Minister and President’s Special Envoy on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe told the […]



TNA sends letter to 47 countries asking to support the US backed resolution

Mar 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

The TNA has sent a letter to 47 countries urging them to support the US backed resolution calling for the LLRC recommendations to be implemented in Sri Lanka at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, Political sources claimed. Sources further stated that the letter signed by TNA leader R. Sampanthan and had […]